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Damião de Góis
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Damião de Góis (also Goes), one of the outstanding Portuguese figures of the 16th century, was a humanist and official of the Portuguese Crown. He was born to a noble family in the service of the kings of Portugal, and his grandfather, Gomes Dias de Góis, had been in the entourage of Prince Henry the Navigator. In 1511, at a young age, Góis entered the service of King Manuel I, first as page and later as moço da câmara (chamberlain), a posit…

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Martinez, Andreu, “Damião de Góis”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 07 August 2020 <>
First published online: 2015

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